Your “It’s Almost As Anger-Causing As Impeachment!1!1!!” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

Beerguyrob

Beerguyrob

A Canadian man-child of indeterminate age, he stays young by selling alcohol at sporting events and yelling at the patrons he serves. Their rage nourishes his soul, and their tips pay for his numerous trips to various sporting events.
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NFL Noise:

  • Oh, it’s all noise today, as most football sites are obsessed with the news of Colin Kaepernick getting a workout this Saturday.
    • nfl.com points out the league set the date & did the prep.
      • And that Kaepernick’s workout will be run by scouting combine personnel and former NFL coaches.
      • This workout lies outside the collusion settlement reached earlier year.
    • espn.com writes about how this may all just be a smoke screen, as Kaep’s reps wanted the workout to be on a Tuesday, so interested coaches could attend.
      • By having it on Saturday, it means that only token representation can or will attend.
    • Florio points out that the league announced the workout before telling Kaep about their plans.
      • He dives deeper into conspiracy theory, noting that Kaepernick’s representatives initially expressed concern that it was or could be a P.R. stunt.
        • I’m just going to use a block quote for the big piece:

[I]t feels like this workout is far less about getting Kaepernick placed on a team and far more about creating the impression that the NFL is trying to help him get a job, without really helping him get a job.

And while it’s entirely possible that the league is pulling a P.R. stunt, the more accurate assessment may be that the league is concerned that Kaepernick eventually will file a second grievance alleging collusion and/or retaliation arising from his prior collusion grievance, which reportedly was settled for payment in the range of $1 million and $10 million.

  • And it seems many Twitter users read Seamus’ motivational piece today, because if they didn’t have an opinion on the start of the impeachment hearings, they were motivated to have an opinion on the topic.
Like this, only stupider & more racist.

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  • Non-Kaep news:
    • The flex scheduling has begun in earnest:
      • Week 12:
        • Packers-Niners moved to primetime; Seahawks-Eagles moved to 1:00PM ET
      • Week 16:
        • A Saturday triple-header on the NFL Network (TSN in Canada):
          • Texans at Bucs – 1:00 ET
          • Bills-Patriots – 4:30 ET
          • Rams-Niners – 8:15 ET
    • The “blue ribbon” panel to decide the NFL’s 100 Greatest players (& 10 best coaches) was revealed today, and the schedule for announcing said team was laid out.
      • The reveals will start Friday, November 22 – to commemorate the Kennedy assassination, no doubt – and continue for six weeks.
      • The 26-member panel contains a broad, generally acceptable survey of football people, but what I found surprising are the mere four former players they used in the process:
        • Dan Fouts: Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and veteran broadcaster
        • Ron Jaworski: Former NFL quarterback and veteran broadcaster
        • Ozzie Newsome: Pro Football Hall of Famer and two-time Super Bowl Champion General Manager
        • Art Shell: Pro Football Hall of Famer, former Head Coach and two-time Super Bowl Champion

Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • Leafs at Islanders – 7:00PM | Sportsnet
    • Sens at Devils – 7:00PM | Sportsnet360
    • Capitals at Flyers – 7:30PM | NBCSN
    • Stars at Flames – 9:30PM | Sportsnet1
    • Blackhawks at Golden Knights – 10:00PM | NBCSN
  • NBA:
    • Clippers at Rockets – 7:30PM | ESPN / TSN
    • Warriors at Lakers – 10:00PM | ESPN
    • Raptors at Trail Blazers – 10:00PM | TSN
  • NCAA:
    • Pigskin:
      • Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio) – 8:00PM | ESPNU
      • Northern Illinois at Toledo – 8:00PM | ESPN2
    • Hoops:
      • Villanova at Ohio State – 7:00PM | FS1
      • Purdue at Marquette – 9:00PM | FS1
  • Wrasslin’:
    • AEW – 8:00PM | TNT / TSN2
    • NXT – 8:00PM | USA (Friday in Canada)

Tonight’s TV:

  • The 53rd Annual CMA Awards: ABC, 8:00 PM
    • If you enjoy hot blondes singing songs, then Keith Urban has a preview of his Grey Cup show for you tonight.
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: 10:00PM | FXX
    • Season 14, Episode 8 – “Paddy’s Has a Jumper”
      • Trapped inside Paddy’s with a suicidal jumper on the roof, the gang wonders if it should bother intervening.
  • South Park: 10:00PM | Comedy Central / CTV Comedy Network
    • Season 23, Episode 7 – “Board Girls”
      • The Annual Strong Woman Competition pushes everyone to their limits. An even stronger woman causes big problems for PC Principal. Cartman, Stan, and the rest of the boys meet their match when some of the girls join their board gamers club.

That’s it for me. I’m off to the #contentmines to craft some magic, but I’ll be back Saturday night for broadcast map previews & to politely complain about who replaced Don Cherry. (It’s gonna be Burke, isn’t it.)

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yeah right

I am the recipient of the home grown crop of our own Wee Baby Seamus’ bumper crop of Ghost Peppers AKA Bhut Jalokia.

I received the package yesterday.

Thanks?!

Imma fuck with this with a certain amount of fear involved.

I will run this through the Sunday Gravy test kitchen, I just fear the “run-off”.
I love a good challenge.

Thanks for the effort TWBS. Seriously.

May the lord have mercy on my colon.

Sharkbait

Get. Gloves.

yeah right

Check!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Don’t use them as suppositories

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Okay, less than 40 days until the shortest day of the year and things start to turn around. I can make it. More importantly, I can make it without drinking myself into oblivion every night. One out of three should suffice.

Sharkbait

Baby steps

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I hate packing

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Fuck it. I’m stupid enough I’m going out to get ice cream.

ballsofsteelandfury

Because I’m bored and horny:
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theeWeeBabySeamus

That’s some primo cheesecake right there.

BC Dick

You said it. Those lizards are fucking hot.

Sharkbait

Someone say horny?

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Try not to fuck it

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I’m hopefully closing in on a couple jobs myself, one as an actual law-practicing dude. However, until then I’m grinding away and still haven’t figured out how to make what I want to be my real job one that actually pays. Although I’ve had enough time that I should have figured it out by now.

WCS

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Soon-to-be newspaper ad.

TheRevanchist

A lawyer? That’s just like Kim K!

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I would work for her without hesitation.

TheRevanchist

Is 211 over 118 a bad blood pressure? Asking me a me.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Not if you’re a hummingbird

TheRevanchist

What I breed with is none of your business

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Did you do an 8-ball of crank?

TheRevanchist

Not this hour. I even avoided having an energy drink today.

Gratliff

Another fucking shootout sweet jesus fuck

Gratliff

If the Flyers keep handing out bettman points, bots are gonna start tweeting support for a populist coup

Gratliff

Flyers going to their league-mandated overtime

Gratliff

Voracek-Giroux tying it up just felt right

BC Dick

Love the Seahawks game flex. Now I can start drinking at 10 am with the game to accompany me and be ready for grey cup at 3.

Redshirt

Diet Update: Lost 3.7 lbs in two weeks. Then family gave me Mint Chocolate Milano Cookies. Family may be sabotaging my diet. Not complaining though, as I now have, er had Mint Chocolate Milano Cookies.

herodotus450
herodotus450

ppl forget Roger Ebert was the inspiration for “Pat”

Doktor Zymm

Wisdom from Futurama: Nuclear Winter will cancel out Global Warming. We should forget about those treaties with NK or Iran!

Doktor Zymm

Goddamn I want a super soaker of fine cognac

Sharkbait

Technology is pissing me off tonight. Modern Warfare keeps crashing, and the nest smoke detector keeps going off despite the lack of smoke around it. Fucking skynet.

LemonJello
LemonJello

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**laughing in binary**

Redshirt

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theeWeeBabySeamus

I ate too much. Now I just want to lay down and hibernate until March. And also throw up.

Not necessarily in that order.

Doktor Zymm

Hibernate on your left side or stomach

theeWeeBabySeamus

Ah yes. The infamous “John Bonham/Bon Scott” principle. Always a good idea.

BC Dick

I’ve never vomited while asleep. Nor expelled any other fluids/semi solids. Is that normal or have I just not been working hard enough at drinking?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Ditto. Well except I did piss the bed a few times as a toddler. what? IT WASN’T MY FAULT. DON’T GIMME SODAS AT 9 PM BCUS MY KIDNEYS HAVE A JOB TOO.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

The vomit will warm your face.

blaxabbath

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Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

And then…
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Redshirt

The Bengals say they’ll be evaluating Kaepernick’s workout on Saturday. Personally, it would make sense to take a flyer on Kaep because if it works, suddenly that opens up the 1st or 2nd overall pick to Chase Young, or trade it down for additional picks for those desperate for Barrow or Tua.

However, I doubt it for three reasons:

– Bengals have a history of improving with the draft and not free agency. They prefer to groom their own players to fit their mold. Brown has been burnt too many times by overpaying free agents for negative returns on the field.
– Mike Brown is a shitty GM but a great businessman and he wouldn’t want to risk alienating half the fanbase and the cops by signing Kaepernick. Its shitty and wrong but that’s business.
– It would make too much damn sense.

blaxabbath

The Bengals’ mold sucks.

Redshirt

Yup, I know it.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

It is also VERY difficult to remove from tile grout.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Penicillin won’t even grow in it.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

For as long as I’ve been following your torment as a Bungles fan, their grooming of fresh, young talent has been what I’d generously call the opposite of Jeffrey Epstein’s successes.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Am I the New York Times? Because that comment had zero copy editing before it was published.

TheRevanchist

“Bengals have a history of improving…”

I love the humor in this place. I really am starting to feel right at home.

blaxabbath

So we bought this house and it came with cameras in the house (like one inside facing the front door from the ceiling over the stairs; one on the front porch; and one on the back porch). They were supposed to go with the previous owner but were left behind, all wired in. The box for it is in my hall closet and — that’s all I know from here. I don’t know how to turn it on or use it or connect it or anything. Do these things have resets or what?

Also, we have built-in speakers in the living room. The wall plug has all these different cable connection things available. I don’t know what to do here either. What should someone charge me to come set this up for me?

Doktor Zymm

Just stick things in other things until they work. Also, the person who previously owned the house is totes spying on you.

blaxabbath

That’s cool. Being watched makes me feel even more like BritFarve!

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Blax is the bigger man

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

When are you inviting the “sexy neighbor” over?

Doktor Zymm

So I’m low-key looking for a new job, and goddamn I forgot how much extra work it is, even though I’m barely doing it at all. I spent a chunk of last Sunday doing a takehome assignment for a Senior Data Scientist position (apparently you never get away from this, wtf?) and I have phone calls lined up for next week. I miss grad school.

blaxabbath

You jump around jobs a lot.

I don’t mean this to be critical — if I weren’t tied-AF to my job, I’d be constantly on the hunt as well — I am impressed and curious at what the new opportunities might be fore someone who is competent and capable…rather than just his father’s son (raises hand and is Sill).

Doktor Zymm

Industry median is switching jobs every 1.5 years, so I’ve actually been above median on my last 2 jobs. It’s the new normal and recruiters give 0 shits. I started getting recruit emails within 3 months of my last job change. I suspect most places put the break even at 1 year. I’ve been at Facebook longer than ~65% of the company, and from what I’ve noticed it’s at about 18 months that you start finding what’s wrong with a company, and it may or may not be worth switching, but it’s always worth keeping an eye open and comparing. So not actively looking, but responding to interesting recruit emails and applying to maybe 1 job/month that looks good.

blaxabbath

Wow — that is serious turnover.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Facebook has gotten it all down to a science. You can’t have the labor stick around long enough that they start wanting “equity” or “rights” or “lives.”

Redshirt

Agreed. My problem with my job is I have so much seniority that I have a lot of leeway in my job that it would be hard to give up. Not just the vacation or understanding if I have to take a halfday or PTO suddenly because of family reasons, but I’m trusted by so many people there that people take my word and I don’t have to defend or explain my findings.

If I didn’t have that, my resume would be on every desk in the OH/KY/IN Tri-State Area.

Gratliff

It took me a long time to get my ideal job. I make enough, but half of what I could elsewhere, but pay doesn’t mean a lot to me compared to flexibility and non-shitty bosses, so YMMV. I don’t miss the job hunting AT ALL. AT ALL. Fuck recruiters and job posting aggregation sites and the one guy who keeps emailing me from linkedin that I haven’t logged in to since I got this job who asks me every few week if I’m still doing SCCM work. If I have my way, I’ll never interview again. Every time I get roped into interviewing someone now, I last about 5 minutes before I interject with “This sucks, right? Let’s just talk shit.” I have no patience for the process, nor any respect for it.

blaxabbath

I listened to the impeachment hearing opening remarks in the car this morning. As I pulled up to work, Gym & Co were arguing their process points about subpoenaing the whistleblower. When I got to my desk, I enjoyed watching the attorney’s question the witnesses and, before my lunch meeting (Famous Dave’s, not to brag), even got to see a little of the congressmen asking questions.

After lunch, I didn’t get to see anything else. I’m trying to check it all in now. That dude Taylor just laughing at every attack Gym and the guy suing an imaginary cow took at him was boss. I’m glad the witnesses are at least correcting every BS statement from the GOP.

I’m guessing the media is presenting today’s affair as a stalemate though.

Gratliff

The thing that I noticed most was Nunes opening with “Dear Emperor God Trump, It would give me the greatest pleasure to gargle with your piss. Please make me your next chief of staff, senpai.” Seemed a bit unorthodox, but you can’t deny the effort.

blaxabbath

I can’t believe they actually went with like Crowdstrike as their arguement in the hearings. Seriously? That’s what you throw on FoxNews for their addict viewers who need to just hear ANYTHING. For civilized people, you’re going with, “No collusion except the democrats!”?

That is a bold move, Cotton.

Doktor Zymm

I’ve been to a really good brewpub in Nunes’s district, but I haven’t met the fake cow he’s suing

blaxabbath

If I recall correctly, the cow has to do with his family moving their farm to/from his CA district to/from some midwest place?

Doktor Zymm

Isn’t it a twitter cow?

blaxabbath

I guess. I think all that broke around the time there was an article about his family moving their farm.

I don’t put much effort into knowing about Nunes because I think he’s such a obvious joke. So, as you might imagine, I was SHOCKED, to see he was the guy the GOP was counting on in this dark dark hour.

Doktor Zymm
Doktor Zymm

It’s both!

TheRevanchist

Which pub? I’ve probably been there in the last month.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Cable news is a joke. Trump’s cultists are right for the wrong reasons.

blaxabbath
rockingdog
rockingdog

HA!

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

My favorite Tucson/Southern AZ musician gets bagged on by his guitarist.

litre_cola

Because of you I love that backwards town.

rockingdog
rockingdog

found a funny:
My credit score is a family of raccoons hissing over a McRib.

Sharkbait

CMA Awards? Where is that meteor we’ve been ordering.?

rockingdog
rockingdog

warriors gonna get stomped

Gratliff

Flyera outshot 15-5 in the first. Not great!

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Working Kaep out? Man, I guess the NFL is really on board with trying to jingle the shiny keys to distract from Der Fuhrer’s impeachment hearing.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

https://youtu.be/j4l1k16Y-bU

Seeing crazy Phins fans winning their first game….The channel is gold. So many sad videos….

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Here’s the NFL’s blue ribbon panel on CTE:

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LemonJello
LemonJello

Clearly, this would be too good for them:
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Gratliff

Lot going on in this pic, most of it funny
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Fronkenshteen

I think he took the guy’s sunglasses off before he belted him. That’s awesome.

Gratliff

A man gotta have a code

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Needs more slo-mo of impact, to ensure this is not posed.
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Gratliff

Well, the next pic is him being grabbed by cops, so. Apparently, this was outside the Venezuela embassy in Brazil. Punchee is a Venezuelan national and right wing opposition member who was attempting to rush the embassy gates. Puncher is a Brazilian who did not appreciate his enthusiasm, apparently.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Context is always so critical!

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Since Brazil is neglecting its duties to uphold the Vienna Convention, someone else stepped in. Good for the guy on the right.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

That photo is MLK’s mugshot taken when he was arrested for leading and organizing the Montgomery bus boycott in 1956.

scotchnaut

“There’s so much precipitation falling in this region right now you’d think that diddly I I I mumbbly jumpbly boopboop ga ga ga moop moop ja ja ja! So please-drive badliddy badliddly safely on your way home.”

-Rapper Snow, Weather Network Host

Gratliff

Things were so much better when the Caps were lolcaps

Gratliff

Gratliff

Someone say Burke?